How to change upper shock mounts [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]

How to change strut mount on a car – replacement tutorial
Required Tools:
Tap wrench
Wheel impact socket
Impact socket
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Strut spring compressor
Coil spring compressor
Please note!
  • The mount is a damping rubber-metal element that ensures secure fastening of the suspension strut to the body
  • It can be a one-piece element with a spacer or a bushing to absorb vibrations
  • Or it can be made with a mount bearing, which enables the suspension strut to rotate
  • The part can also be of a modular type, consisting of spacers and damper pads
  • The steps for replacing the rear and front mounts are practically the same
  1. 1.
    How to change Strut Mount - free PDF and video manuals
    To replace the front mount, remove and disassemble the suspension strut by loosening the upper fastener
  2. 2.
    How to replace rear and front Strut mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Do not unscrew it completely, just loosen it while the car is still on the ground, or jack up the wheel assembly if it is raised
    You may need to remove the wiper arms and cowl to access the upper fasteners
  3. 3.
    Top mount replacement on your car: free workshop manuals
    Access the lower fasteners by disconnecting the anti-roll bar link, wires, sensors, and hoses
  4. 4.
    Changing Top strut mount by yourself
    The suspension strut can be either bolted to the steering knuckle, fitted into the mounting seat on the knuckle, or attached to the suspension arm
  5. 5.
    How to remove front and rear Top mounts - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Unscrew and remove the fasteners
    Be careful!
    Now, the strut is only held by the loosened upper fastener
  6. 6.
    How to replace Suspension top mount: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Make sure to compress and secure the spring before you disassemble the strut
    AUTODOC recommends:
    It would be better to use a special tool for thisThis will minimise the risk of injury, as the spring is under great pressure
  7. 7.
    How hard is it to do yourself: front Strut mount and bearing replacement - download illustrated guide
    Before unscrewing the top rod nut, compress and secure the spring so it does not exert force on the suspension strut mount
    Please note!
    You may need a special tool to secure the strut rod and unscrew the fastener
  8. 8.
    Need to know how to renew Strut Mount? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Loosen the retaining nut that holds the spring seat, the cup, and the spring itself. As the spring is compressed and secured, the nut and the upper mount are loose
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